A Story About Prison and Perspective

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This week I talked with Toni S., author of Down the Rabbit Hole, about how her life went from perfect to being in prison, and the huge lessons learned during and after her time in jail. Toni was very open and honest in sharing her journey from divorce, to drug and alcohol use and the final act of revenge on her ex-husband that, at first glance wouldn’t be considered severe, but it still landed her in prison. As someone who has never experienced jail or prison from the inside, I found Toni’s stories fascinating. Some of the topics we chat …

What Do the Royal Wedding and Laurel Yanny Have in Common?

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You’re probably thinking…”What do the royal wedding and laurel yanny have in common?” Nothing…and everything, actually. Because both of these things show us perfect examples of “perspective shift” In this episode, I talk about: – How lame I thought all the royal wedding stuff was until I remembered something shocking from my past – How the Laurel / Yanny thing was all started by a huge mistake – How both of these recent viral events can teach us a HUGE lesson in understanding ourselves and other at a much higher level. Like always, you can watch the video of this …

Video: How an Ice Rink Can Change Your Life

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This week, my expert “Voice of Millennial” Mariah and I chat about her recent visit to New York’s Rockefeller Center ice rink and how she surprised herself by learning a valuable life lesson just by being on the ice skating rink. How can an ice rink change your life? Mariah noticed that the ice rink acted like a giant equalizer where people from all shapes and sizes and economic levels and coolnesses or nerdnesses gather in one place to strap on a pair of think blades and venture out onto a slippery surface of the unknown. Interestingly enough, a person’s …

How an Ice Rink Can Change Your Life

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This week, my expert “Voice of Millennial” Mariah and I chat about her recent visit to New York’s Rockefeller Center ice rink and how she surprised herself by learning a valuable life lesson just by being on the ice skating rink. How can an ice rink change your life? Mariah noticed that the ice rink acted like a giant equalizer where people from all shapes and sizes and economic levels and coolnesses or nerdnesses gather in one place to strap on a pair of think blades and venture out onto a slippery surface of the unknown. Interestingly enough, a person’s …

What’s the Deal with the Lack of Basic Manners Nowadays?

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This week, Lexi and I talk about what we have witnessed over the last few years regarding manners and being nice to one another. The question arises… “What’s the Deal with the lack of basic manners nowadays?” As an older GenX’er, I didn’t want to sound like a typical older person talking down to the younger generation. That has been happening since time (Socrates even wrote about it). So, I asked Lexi, a genuine Millennial, if she believes there is a sort of “manners crisis” happening. And her answer was a resounding, “YES!” This week on the show we chat …

The One Thing That Will Keep You Single Forever

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What is the one thing that will keep you single forever ? Hint: It has something to do with yourself …. actually, it has EVERYTHING to do with you and how well you know yourself. This week, Lexi and I dig deep into the real, bottom line, at-the-core cause of not being able to create a solid, stable and long-lasting, FULFILLING relationship. Stuff we talk about in the show: Why a deep “knowing” of who you are is absolutely necessary for a long-lasting, fulfilling relationship The signs to look for in a relationship that will immediately signal you don’t know …

How to Trust Without Getting Hurt

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With the fact that the Millennial Generation is the most untrusting generation ever recorded, this week, Lexi and I wanted to answer the question, “How to Trust Without Getting Hurt”. Trust is what bonds us to other people and allows us to feel safe so we can be vulnerable enough to connect. Usually people fall into one of two groups…they either give trust at the beginning (allowing someone else to choose whether to honor it or not), or hold it back, making others “earn” it. Problem with broken trust is you’re just as pissed at yourself for your bad decision …

Millennial Sauce – Patience and Perspective

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by Amanda P. Patience has never come easy for me. Ironically, I am now a full time mom and a teacher so I had to learn patience quickly. When you spend your day in a classroom full of 27 screaming students who don’t take directions well, and come home to a toddler banging her head against a wall because I won’t let her eat cookies for dinner, it is easy to lose yourself. I have had to take a step back and realize that not everyone thinks the same way I do, or does things at the same rate as …